Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Java Developer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 15 26
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 46 92 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.87% 16.23% 3.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.33% 16.79% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 79 6
Northern Ireland median daily rate £455 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -10.34%
10th Percentile £415 £358 £313
90th Percentile £488 £488 £344
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 406 548 212
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 96.65% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 447 96
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +26.92% -
10th Percentile £259 £263 £103
90th Percentile £538 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 9
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -29.41% -2.86%
10th Percentile £9.95 £11.20 £13.20
90th Percentile £21.70 £21.49 £27.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in Northern Ireland

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Java Developer in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in Northern Ireland

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in Northern Ireland

Senior Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -5 44 £455 +10.30% 1
Senior Java Developer
UK

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 38 (82.61%) Finance
3 34 (73.91%) Banking
4 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (43.48%) SQL
6 15 (32.61%) Spring
7 14 (30.43%) WebSphere
7 14 (30.43%) OO
7 14 (30.43%) Low Latency
8 13 (28.26%) Functional Programming
8 13 (28.26%) Data Structures
8 13 (28.26%) Unix
9 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
10 11 (23.91%) Front Office
10 11 (23.91%) Relational Database
11 10 (21.74%) IBM
12 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
12 9 (19.57%) JSON
12 9 (19.57%) Deployment Automation
13 8 (17.39%) Linux
13 8 (17.39%) JSP
14 7 (15.22%) Hibernate
14 7 (15.22%) Equities
14 7 (15.22%) Electronic Trading
14 7 (15.22%) Requirements Analysis
14 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
15 6 (13.04%) Microservices
15 6 (13.04%) REST
15 6 (13.04%) WebSockets
15 6 (13.04%) MQSeries

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (30.43%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.04%) MQSeries
3 5 (10.87%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.52%) DB2
2 3 (6.52%) DB2 UDB
2 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Bower
1 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
1 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
1 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.52%) Grunt
1 3 (6.52%) Jasmine
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.52%) JIRA
1 3 (6.52%) JUnit
1 3 (6.52%) Maven
General
1 38 (82.61%) Finance
2 34 (73.91%) Banking
3 11 (23.91%) Front Office
4 5 (10.87%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) Spring
2 9 (19.57%) JSON
3 8 (17.39%) JSP
4 7 (15.22%) Hibernate
5 6 (13.04%) REST
5 6 (13.04%) WebSockets
6 5 (10.87%) J2EE
6 5 (10.87%) jQuery
6 5 (10.87%) Servlets
7 3 (6.52%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.52%) Backbone.js
7 3 (6.52%) CSS
7 3 (6.52%) iBATIS
7 3 (6.52%) RESTful
7 3 (6.52%) Spring Batch
7 3 (6.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (6.52%) Web Services
7 3 (6.52%) XML
8 2 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Data Structures
2 7 (15.22%) Equities
3 5 (10.87%) Fintech
3 5 (10.87%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Unix
2 8 (17.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Low Latency
2 14 (30.43%) OO
3 13 (28.26%) Functional Programming
4 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
5 9 (19.57%) Deployment Automation
6 7 (15.22%) Electronic Trading
6 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
6 7 (15.22%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (13.04%) Microservices
8 5 (10.87%) Multithreading
9 3 (6.52%) ETL
9 3 (6.52%) MVC
9 3 (6.52%) Project Management
9 3 (6.52%) TDD
9 3 (6.52%) Time Management
9 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
10 2 (4.35%) Index Arbitrage
10 2 (4.35%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (4.35%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (43.48%) SQL
3 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.52%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) IBM
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO